Thursday, April 15, 2010

4/14/2010 Taste of the Nation Manchester: a huge success

In this picture: Local Fire fighter Mathew Lamonthe, Governor John Lynch, Miss Manchester, Executive Director of the NH Food Bank Melanie Gosselin, and Sergeant Ryan Grant

I had so much fun at the Taste of the Nation tonight!  Above you will see I took some pictures with sponsors and friends!   I arrived at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester and helped with registration for the majority of the night!  I helped check in the VIPs and the General Admission ticket holders.  We were busy for the first half of the night and then I was able to walk around the event to thank the restaurant chefs and beverage vendors for volunteering.  This whole event is volunteer based and there were over 80 food and beverage sponsors that donated their time food and drinks to the event to raise money for the NH Food Bank!  It was a successful night and everyone had a fun time!  I was also able to thank some of the patrons of the event and encouraged them to come back and enjoy the food next year.  It was an honor to be a part of such a great event.  I also saw Emily Heubner, she works in Washington D.C. for Share Our Strength and comes to all of the NH Taste of the Nation Events.  

Top left: With Taste of the Nation Sponsor Vermont Spirits
Top Right: With Taste of the Nation Patrons enjoying the night
Middle Left: With two wine distributer sponsors
Middle Right: With a Taste of the Nation Restaurant Sponsor
Middle Left 2: With Jacques Pastry (soooo good!)
Middle Right 2:  With Steve a local real estate agent who walked around with me as my escort
Bottom Left: Volunteering at the Registration Desk with the girls!